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Dana Staves

Going through life with an apron tied on and a pen in her hand, Dana Staves writes about books and food. She also writes a little fiction. She lives in Maryland with her wife, their son, and their cat.

Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Announced

The Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist was announced on Sunday, with the six finalists for the 2019 prize.

6 Foodie Books to Add to Your TBR in 2019

Let’s Talk About Sex Scenes In Fiction, Baby

Why do sex scenes get such a bad rap? Good sex scenes in fiction aren't as elusive one might think..."one" might simply deign to visit the romance section.

6 Romance Novels That Should Come With Snacks Included

Foodie romance novels that are sure to make you hungry--for donuts, food trucks, and cuisines from around the world. Love with a side of food? Yes, please!

LifeWay Christian Resources to Close All 170 Stores in 2019

The Southern Baptist affiliate company is closing all of its stores due to declining profits.

10 Books to Read Before THE L WORD Comes Back

IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE and Parental Schadenfreude

Rioter Dana reads her son IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE and finds glee--of all kinds--in the ways it reflects her life as a mom.

10 Food Science Books To Change the Way You Eat

2018 Goodreads Choice Winners Announced

The 2018 Goodreads Choice Winners have been announced, including the winner of the Best of the Best category in celebration of the awards' 10th anniversary.

30 Thanksgiving Books for the Little Ones In Your Life

Whether your child is a tiny baby or of the larger variety, here are 30 Thanksgiving books for kids to encourage discussion, thankfulness, and family.